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Balm Road Mills

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Basic information

Name
Balm Road Mills.
Township
Hunslet.
Civil Parish
Leeds.
Country
West Yorkshire.
Type of record
A.
NMRfn
63396.
NGR
SE 3105 3109.
UTM
53.77522607, -1.530339601

Description

Built in 1826 as an integrated flax-spinning and linen weaving mill, subsequently expanding with addition of warehouses and other buildings. Imposing fireproof Italianate-style mill with attached boiler house and warehouse built in 1880s, one of last Leeds flax-spinning mills. Largely demolished.

Pictures

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Images of Balm Road Mills.

Ortophotographic map

Aerial photographic view of Balm Road Mills (Hunslet, West Yorkshire).

Site

Map of Hunslet with its 15 textile mills.

Comments

1 Stephanie Dennis

Posted

Good evening. I do hope that you can help me. I am looking for any information available about a wholesale clothing manufacturer that was based at Balm Road Mills in 1913. The company was owned by Moses Mayers, who had relocated from St John's, Newfoundland, to Leeds in 1913. He had run a similar clothing manufacturer in St John's (Newfoundland Clothing Company) and, looking at adverts placed in some of the 1913 editions of the Yorkshire Evening Post, it appears that he advertised, either a M.Mayers or Mayers & Co, for workers for his new enterprise. There are adverts for baisters, lining makers, good stitchers for coats, brushers off and good trimmers. The address given in the adverts is Balm Road Mills. Any information that can be supplied would be hugely appreciated, as Moses Mayers was my great-grandfather. Kind regards Stephanie

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